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David Friedman Approved as US Amb to Israel by Senate Comm

David Friedman's nomination as US Amb. to Israel is voted up and out of US Sen. Committee.

Israel Wants Cannabis Export, Licenses 40 Farms

A year ago, Health Minister Jacob Litzmann (UTJ) objected on moral grounds to exporting cannabis, but he appears to have changed his mind and voted to approve the new proposed legislation.

Education Secretary Praises Agudath Israel on Fight for Private Schools’ Public Funding

Agudath Israel of America endorsed President Trump's choice for Education Secretary, and urged its members to lobby the Senate in favor of her confirmation.

PM Netanyahu to Insist in Putin Meeting Thursday: Golan Heights Off Limits in Syrian...

'Victory over the terrorism of ISIS cannot lead to an upsurge in terrorism by Iran and its proxies. We will not exchange terrorism for terrorism.'

UN Envoy Nikki Haley: Let’s Get Iran and their Proxies Out of Syria

Haley would not comment on the issue of forcing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down. Assad enjoys heavy support from Russia, Iran, and Iran's proxy Hezbollah.

Senator Cardin Will Oppose Friedman’s Nomination

It should be noted that Cardin was among the few Senate Democrats who opposed the Iran deal and stood up to Obama.

Justice Danziger to Retire in a Year, Tipping Court Balance Rightward

Danziger sided with Mustafa Dirani, kidnapper of IAF navigator Ron Arad, who wanted to sue Israel for his harsh interrogation.

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Two ‘Muezzin Laws’

'Hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens in Galilee, the Negev, Jerusalem, and other areas in the center of the country routinely and daily suffer from the noise of the Meuzzin cries in the mosques.'

Duma Arson Suspect in Isolation over Shabbat Observance Dispute

Amiram Ben Oliel will likely argue that the torture and isolation, approved by the AG and the high court, were the reason for his confession, which he claims was forced and untrue.

UT Student Government Passes Resolution Supporting Jewish Students

The draft followed anti-Semitic posts on the UT 2020 Facebook page, and vandals breaking a window at the Texas Hillel.

Report: Bennett Ultimatum to Netanyahu – No Amona Relocation, No V15 Legislation

The bill was scheduled for a debate at the Knesset Committee, but was withdrawn at the last-minute due to objections from Habayit Hayehudi.

Reports: Jordanian Kingdom’s Collapse Imminent

On top of its strategic troubles, faced with the relentless threat of ISIS and the collapse of trade relations with both Syria and Iraq, Jordan continues to suffer from the unresolved core issue of identity.

Russian B-List Leaders Meet MK Herzog in Moscow to Discuss Syria, PA

Herzog planned to 'reiterate Israel's demand to prevent at all cost transferring to Hezbollah weapons that had been provided to Syria, as well as to prevent Hezbollah from acquiring positions in the Syrian Golan heights.'

Military Prosecution Appeals Elor Azaria’s ‘Light’ Sentence

The prosecution told the court on Tuesday that a harsher sentence would deliver a clear and unambiguous message regarding the moral principles tied to the verdict.

Conservative Movement Reverses Ezra the Scribe, Admits Gentiles

'Now honor the Lord, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives.'
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MK Hazan Drills Arab MKs on Logical Inconsistency

MK Hazan suggested in no uncertain way there was no such thing as a "Palestinian nation," only a cluster of terrorists using the term as a unifying name.

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Religious Sanctions on Recalcitrant Husbands in Prison

'The bill is intended to authorize the rabbinical courts to levy these limits on get refusers sitting in prison, in order to persuade them to release their wives from the chains of their Aguna status.'

Building Bridges with a Net

Mamanet is based on cachibol – as in catch-a-ball – and resembles the 'catching' version of volleyball known to some as netball or newcome.

Israel Bars Entry of Pro-BDS Visitors

MK Smotrich said in a statement that the new law means Israel 'stops turning the other cheek.'

Critics: Liberman ‘Mistaken and Misleading’ on Trump’s Settlements Stance

'We do not know who Minister Liberman has been talking to, but from our sources, it is clear that the policy of the Trump administration has not changed.'

Merkel Protests Erdogan’s Comparing Germany to Nazi Germany

'There is absolutely no reason to allow ourselves to be reproached over this,' a German government spokesman said.

Liberman: Trump Warned Annexing Judea and Samaria Means Breakup with US

'We received a direct message from the US, that imposing sovereignty on Judea and Samaria would mean an immediate crisis with the US.'

Kremlin: Putin, Netanyahu to Discuss Israel-PA Peace Deal in Moscow

The two leaders 'are also expected to discuss key aspects of the Palestinian-Israeli settlement.'

Governor Cuomo Spent Amazingly Busy Weekend in Israel

His PR dept. sent out a copy of his itinerary, which is impressive. Check it out...

Israel Launches Weed Decriminalization Reform

An inter-ministerial team will work on amendments to existing laws, regulations as well as on other necessary changes before putting the new policy into action.

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